There are always some potentially damaging project risks that are currently unknown to us and therefore impossible to add to the Risk Register. Michael Baron gives us four strategies to deal with them.
Practical ethics suggests that to counteract the forces for poor ethical standards there needs to be a stronger force for high ethical standards. Pat Weaver fights a slow-burning issue in the building industry.
Most people’s first reaction to the idea that a risk can have 100% probability is to disagree. After all ‘uncertainty’ is a key part of the definition of risk, and 100% probability means ‘certain’. Risk Doctor David Hillson argues otherwise.
The term ‘box-ticking’ is always used in this negative way, as a bad thing to be avoided. But perhaps ticking boxes could be useful if we do it differently for risk, suggests Risk Doctor David Hillson.